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How Will Automakers Reach Nearly 55 MPG by 2025?

A panel at SXSW Eco 2015 discussed how cars will become substantially greener and leaner in a decade, due in large part to…
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3p Weekend: Your Cheat-Sheet to the VW Emissions Scandal

What exactly is the Volkswagen emissions scandal, and why is it such a big deal? Spend a few minutes consulting our cheat-sheet, and…
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VW Investigated for Falsely Certifying $50 Million in U.S. Tax Breaks

The seat continues to get hotter for VW's top brass. Congressional meetings, investigations and a raid of the automaker's headquarters in Germany have…
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Volkswagen Is Not Alone in Emissions, Performance Problems

Critics are asking why it took the EPA and California Air Resources Board 18 months to tell consumers that they were aware of…
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Why Volkswagen’s Cheating On Emissions Tests Matters

A few years ago, I wrote an article about the Volkswagen Group committing to strict carbon emissions limits. Recently, someone on Twitter asked…
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How Two Dogged Clean Air Sleuths Exposed Massive VW Deceit

Two eco-experts smelled a rat – actually, nitrogen oxide, a sugary-smelling but dangerous air pollutant – belching out of Volkswagen diesel engines made…
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VW Scandal Exposes What Has Gone Awry with ‘CSR’

Those indulging in Schadenfreude over VW’s woes need to take a step back and see the ramifications of this embarrassing 'defeat device' snafu.…
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Volkswagen Admits Almost 500,000 Vehicles Cheated Emissions Tests

Last Friday the EPA accused Volkswagen of installing “defeat devices” in four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi automobiles from model years 2009 to 2015. The…
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California Democrats Cave In To Oil Lobby

A California Senate bill would have required a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use by 2030. Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown and…
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Ford’s Research and Engineering Center Goes Landfill-Free

The 720-acre center in Dearborn, Michigan, has more than 12,000 employees in 34 buildings. In other words, it generates a lot of waste.…
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Toyota Ups the Ante On Controversial Hydrogen Economy

The hydrogen economy could transition from dream to reality if Toyota's renewable hydrogen and fuel cell demonstration project in Japan proves successful.
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Toyota’s New Prius Scores High on Fun and Style

Toyota’s dazzling red 2016 Prius twirled in the air, paused, then returned to earth. This is the spectacle that greeted the media-only audience…
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Join Our Crowdfunding Campaign! #TechTitans and the Transportation Crisis

TriplePundit is developing a three-part multimedia series to examine the challenges facing many tech companies when it comes to their impact on communities.…
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Tesla’s Newest Car Crashes Consumer Reports’ Rating System

Tesla's Model S P85D sedan just broke the record for the best car ever, according to Consumer Reports. It scored 103 out of…
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SmartHalo Exceeds Kickstarter Goal on Day One

Smart bike tools are smart marketing concepts these days, as Cyclelabs' new Kickstarter project, SmartHalo, proved this week. It took less than 24…